Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Morrisons picks Retail Assist to handle new clothing unit
Morrisons picks Retail Assist to handle new clothing unit
05
Mar '13
Supermarket retailer Morrisons has selected Retail Assist’s supply chain solution Merret to support the launch of its new childrenswear brand, Nutmeg.  The range will initially be launched in 100 Morrisons stores from 21st March 2013, with the potential to be rolled out to 300, and to a future online channel.

The new apparel division, Nutmeg, is headed by former Peacocks Managing Director Tim Bettley and is based in Coalville, Leicestershire.  Nutmeg operates via a separate supply chain, and utilises an outsourced distribution centre provided by Clipper Logistics Group.

Tim Bettley, Morrisons Commercial Director - Clothing comments: “After rigorously reviewing the marketplace through a tender process, it became apparent to us that Merret has very strong credentials in supporting the development of multichannel fashion retailing. We needed to invest in a system that could provide an end-to-end solution in tight timescales. With the launch of Nutmeg fixed for March 2013 we required a provider who could deliver fast, and with Retail Assist we found this, based on their previous success with other leading retail brands.”

Morrisons has also announced that Merret will become the supply chain system of choice for their existing range of essentials menswear and womenswear.

By implementing Merret, Morrisons joins many of the UK’s leading clothing retailers and brands who are supported by Retail Assist’s supply chain solution, including ASOS, Harvey Nichols, Jacques Vert, Jane Norman, Kitbag, Mint Velvet, Planet, Précis, Windsmoor and Whistles.

Retail Assist’s Chief Executive Officer – Merret, Nigel Illingworth concludes: “We are delighted that Morrisons, one of the UK’s largest retailers, has entrusted Retail Assist to support their new and exciting business venture, alongside the more traditional essentials line.  Merret will provide Morrisons with a full suite of supply chain software. With completely integrated merchandise and warehouse management, the system provides accurate and consistent product visibility. We look forward to working in partnership with the Morrisons team to support the future growth of their brand.”

Retail Assist                                      

Retail Assist is a leading retail-only IT solutions and services company, providing UK and international retailers with end-to-end business applications and services that reduce costs optimise retail operations and support higher revenues. The company was the first retail-only IT services provider to be awarded ISO20000 accreditation by the BSI.

Retail Assist Limited

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Indian textile hubs adopt cashless payment modes

The textile ministry is promoting cashless payment within the...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search